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ANZ Championship Draw Released

ANZ Championship Draw Released

The ANZ Championship today announced the draw for its first season, with games commencing in April 2008.

ANZ Championship General Manager Tony Holding says that fans will have the opportunity to see some exciting match ups right from the start of the competition.

“We’ve taken into account everything from venue availability to scheduling times, and we believe that we’ve got a balanced draw that will enable fans to follow their teams closely,” he said.

“With all teams having a minimum of six home games, including at least two against Australian teams, teams will be able to have a stronger presence in their communities than ever.”

In New Zealand, all 69 games over 17 weeks will be broadcast on Sky Sport.

SKY’s Executive Producer of Netball, Tui McKendrick says that SKY Sport is delighted to present the ANZ Championship in New Zealand and we will ensure the sport gets the coverage it deserves as this country’s most popular women’s sport, with all games screening LIVE.”

“Not only will fans get up close and personal with the teams, individual players and coaches, but our experienced Netball Commentary team will provide a fresh look at the game, with interesting background items and behind-the scenes preparations throughout the 17 weeks of the championship, she said.

“With their wealth of personal experience, will be ensuring that our coverage will be as interesting and exciting to newcomers as well as steadfast fans,” said Ms McKendrick.

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